On August 11, 2014 a Black Men’s Health Summit is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany, 405 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York.
The event entitled, “A Way Out and A Way Up to Improve our Mental and Physical Health” is co-sponsored with community partners and the School of Public Health University at Albany.
Expert presenters will explore: Stigmas Associated with Black Men and Access to Care (Dr. Sidney Hankerson, Columbia University and Mr. Hakeem Rahim); Why the Mental and Physical Health Status of Black Men Lag Behind Other Groups (Dr. Alex Pietras, University at Albany); the Importance of the Affordable Care Act (Mr. Kelvin Sapp, NY State of Health, NYS Department of Health); the Relationship of One's Mental Health and Physical Health (Mr. Thurmon Myers, Retired, NYS Office for the Aging and Professor Dwight C. Williams, School of Public Health, University at Albany) and Spirituality and Coping in the 21st Century (Reverend Leonard Comithier, Pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church, Albany, New York).
This event is free and open to the public.
If you have any questions, please contact Professor Williams at 518-402-0370.